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John Lithgow stars in Brian De Palma's RAISING CAIN, on 35mm Wednesday at Nitehawk Prospect Park

Some consider Carter Nix (John Lithgow) “the perfect man” for his passionate investment in raising his daughter Amy. Presumed to be on hiatus from his child psychology practice, his devotion unsettles wife Jenny (Lolita Davidovich), who suspects Amy to be a professional project for Carter. Jenny, caught up in a reignited tryst with Jack (Steven Bauer), is having trouble distinguishing between dreams and reality just as mothers and children start to disappear from a neighborhood playground. Meanwhile Carter’s evil twin…

Rock Hudson stars in John Franknheimer's SECONDS, on 35mm Tuesday at Nitehawk Prospect Park

With our November RE-CONSIDER THIS! pick, we start a new yearly tradition of taking another look at a film that has unequivocally been considered a masterpiece decades after its original release where it was practically panned. Our first entry will be John Frankenheimer's Seconds, famously booed at its Cannes Premiere and bomb at the box office, but now part of the Criterion Collection, the Library of Congress National Film Registry, and considered to be some of the best work from…

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Based on a true story and originally meant to be directed by Martin Scorsese, THE HONEYMOON KILLERS is all at once a campy, sexy, and terrifying tale of love on the run. We follow Martha, a lonely and tough as nails nurse who falls in love with an incredibly attractive con man, and together they go on a killing spree, targeting lonely single women. Bolstered by two excellent leading performances from Shirley Stoler and Tony Lo Bianco, and shot in…

The directorial debut by Kay Cannon (writer PITCH PERFECT, director CINDERELLA), BLOCKERS is a film that will make you laugh until you cry and cry at parenthood until you laugh.

When three parents (played by John Cena, Leslie Mann and Ike Barinholtz) stumble upon their daughters’ pact to lose their virginity at prom, they launch a covert one-night operation to stop the teens from sealing the deal.

Hailed as the “perfect comedy for the current era” by Vanity Fair, BLOCKERS…

In this wild pre-code from director William A. Wellman, Gilda (Dorothy Mackaill) flees to an island after thinking she has killed a former client when she knocks him out with a bottle and accidentally sets the place ablaze. The island is a haven for criminals, and Gilda is intent on behaving for the sake of her sailor fiancé who has forgiven her of all past indiscretions. But when boredom creeps in she joins the reprobates for smokes and drinks, all…

The debut feature of Susan Seidelman is a must-see for anyone who took the fake-it-till-you-make-it path when landing in New York City. Here we have Wren (Susan Berman), bridge-and-tunneling from Jersey, plastering flyers with her face everywhere in the hopes that she’ll cause a stir. Problem is, she doesn’t quite have a talent pinned down – just a real sharp sense of style with an attitude to match. Capturing a glimpse of the 80s East Village punk scene, Smithereens co-stars legend Richard Hell and features a score by The Feelies.

SMITHEREENS screens at Nitehawk Prospect Park 5/18 with Susan Seidelman in person for a Q&A!

The acclaimed debut feature of Alice Rohrwacher (HAPPY AS LAZZARO), CORPO CELESTE is the story of 13 year old Marta, immersed in Catholic Confirmation classes after moving to Italy from Switzerland. A silent observer of her new surroundings, Marta approaches the classes with the same curiosity as the trash pickers in her neighborhood.

The beautiful super 16mm cinematography of Hélène Louvart (THE BEACHES OF AGNÈS) captures the urban landscape in a way that reflects Marta’s experience – non-judgmental, inquisitive –…

A vastly underrated film within Tony Scott's filmography, DOMINO is all at once a heist film, a satire, a biopic, and a time capsule of the early to mid 2000's. With Tony Scott's signature 2000's style (perhaps used best in MAN ON FIRE, released a year prior), a wonderful performance from Keira Knightley (who had just been in PRIDE & PREJUDICE earlier that year), and a frenetic, contagious energy, this box office bomb and criticial misfire is very worthy of re-evaluation…

“It’s like his dick just…talked to me.” - Nina Mosley (played by Nia Long)

This month’s Adventures in Black Cinema screening brings us to Chicago, IL for an Adventure in “Art & Amour” with the 90’s Black Cinema classic, LOVE JONES. 

Featuring dynamic lead performances from Larenz Tate and Nia Long, Theodore Witcher’s debut feature film (and his only feature film to date) explores the complicated natures of love, friendship, vulnerability, and communication. Along with these themes, Witcher also does a beautiful…

There are some things you can count on when a stunt coordinator turns to directing: plenty of people smashing through windows, lots of fire, people on fire smashing through windows. Fresh off his gig on Predator, Craig R. Baxley put erstwhile sidekick Carl Weathers front and center as the titular Jackson, and delivers the wild and wonderful goods of glass and flames, plus absolutely insane stunts with cars. With other legends on board including Prince protege Vanity as co-star and…